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Submission + - RIM Blackberry center of new patent case

NotNormallyNormal writes: RIM is the center of a newly filed patent infringement case by Prism Technologies LLC. It has also filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission which has the ability to stop the import of all products from entering the U.S. if it determines that an unfair trade practice, such as patent infringement, has occurred. Prism singled out the Blackberry Curve 8330 as one device infringing on the patent. The Blackberry Curve 8330 was the top-selling consumer smart phone in the U.S. last quarter, beating out Apple Inc.’s iPhone. According to one American Trade Lawyer, "It’s not really the damages that force you to settle (the civil trial); it’s the threat of an import ban (by the ITC)." RIM is apparently challenging the patent in federal court.

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